Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Fyre Festival

Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty …

Facing Up to 40 Years

3/6/2018 1:04 PM PST

EXCLUSIVE

The guy behind the disastrous Fyre Festival concert is most likely headed to prison … TMZ has learned.

Billy McFarland, who organized the 2017 festival in the Bahamas, agreed to plead guilty to 2 counts of wire fraud, connected to funds he got from investors in the concert. Prosecutors said he raised more than $1 million. 

Nicholas Biase, spokesman for the US Attorney Southern District of NY, tells us each count carries a max sentence of 20 years. McFarland’s sentencing hearing is set for June.

Despite the money he collected, you’ll recall the Fyre Festival was a total disaster … with would-be concertgoers having to sleep in tents, or out on the beach when they’d paid for luxury accommodations. The food really sucked too.